Apply Now for Position of Program Director

18 July 2018

The Organization
Primary Source was founded in 1989 as a non-profit educational resource center offering professional development and curricular resources to K-12 teachers and schools. Primary Source serves K-12 educators across all subjects and skill levels.  Primary Source believes in the power of understanding the world from diverse perspectives and a future in which all individuals are informed and contributing citizens. To that end, we work to advance cultural responsiveness, global competency, and civic-mindedness in schools. To meet the needs of today’s students, we collaborate with teachers, schools, and educational organizations to offer professional development courses and create curricular materials that help make global and cultural learning an integral and intentional part of every student’s classroom experience and help create a tone of acceptance, respect, and engagement throughout the school.

The Position
Primary Source seeks a Program Director to create programming and curriculum across our broad spectrum of global and cultural content.  In this role you will plan and implement professional development both online and face-to-face, deliver custom workshops, consulting services, and create curriculum and resource guides. This position requires experience in the field of K-12 education, content expertise in social studies and/or humanities, experience with educational technologies, and a repertoire of sound pedagogical practices.  The Program Director will work closely with the Senior Program Director, program staff, K-12 teachers, university professors, and other partners.


  • Develop, implement, and evaluate graduate-level online courses and modules.
  • Lead face-to-face courses and workshops in areas of content and pedagogical expertise.
  • Create curriculum materials.
  • Work with program staff to create new program initiatives.
  • Manage online learning initiatives including online courses, online curriculum, and online modules.
  • Write grants and support fundraising initiatives.
  • Represent Primary Source at relevant conferences.
  • Collaborate with independent scholars, university professors, and exemplary teachers.
  • Work with program team to develop and implement a new program evaluation system.
  • Participate in partner outreach, communications, and meetings.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Commitment to the mission of Primary Source.
  • Experience in the K-12 education field (teaching experience strongly preferred).
  • Familiarity and comfort with Ed tech tools.
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating curricular materials.
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and writing skills.
  • A passion for and knowledge of one or more of the following content areas: global studies, world history, humanities, and/or multicultural studies.
  • The ability to work with both university academics and school personnel.
  • Good problem-solving skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to teamwork.
  • A deep respect for the work of teachers.
  • Master’s degree or higher in related field.

Preferred Start Date: September 2018

To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Ann Black, Human Resources

Primary Source is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.






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Watertown, MA 02472
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